1. A feeling of yearning for a time in the past, even though you may never have experienced that time yourself.

2. Thinking the past was better than it was, simply because your future hasn't turned out the way you wanted it to.
"Whenever I hear 'Piano Man', I get the weirdest wave of fauxstalgia..."

Looking through her highschool yearbook, Nancy suddenly became fauxstalgic.
by Sameta2 August 20, 2007
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Top Definition
Faux nostalgia. Faking old things in an attempt to recapture the feeling of times gone past, especially of technology that has passed.
Hipstamatic pictures, just like the vinyl-static added to digital recordings, is prime fauxstalgia
by scotte61 December 14, 2010
A fake feeling of nostalgia for something old you didn't actually experience - like Instagram filters and throwback branding from before you could actually walk.
The 20-year old said the X-Pro II filter in Instagram really gave him fauxstalgia for the good old days back in the 1970's.
by TheMaggiest April 16, 2015

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